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Uncle Howard

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Directed by Aaron Brookner| 2016 | USA | 96mins

A moving and highly personal documentary about Jewish film director Howard Brookner, made by his nephew.

Howard Brookner was buried on his 35th birthday in 1989. He was gay; an Ivy League graduate; broke artist; rising Hollywood star; heroin user; jet-setter; bohemian; seedy nightlife lover; director of cult docs; an honest and devoted friend – he was many things to many people.

To director Aaron Brookner, he was a loving and inspirational uncle who died of AIDS when Aaron was only seven, right when Howard was on the brink of a promising filmmaking career. This moving portrait of a mysterious and tumultuous life explores Brookner’s work and his close friendship with William S. Burroughs.

It features long-lost footage of people who knew Brookner, including Burroughs, Patti Smith, John Giorno, Allen Ginsberg, Brion Gysin, Paula Court, Terry Southern, Andy Warhol, Spike Lee, John Waters, Francis Bacon, Matt Dillon and Madonna.

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